There is nothing better than sitting down on a Christmas evening with a slab of chocolate and a glass of mulled wine. Like with anything, you can buy ready bottled red wine, but it’s just so much nicer (and cheaper) to make your own. Here’s how!
Mulled Wine from The Parsnipship
1 bottle red wine (suitable for vegetarians & vegans)
1 orange, studded with star anise and cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 sliced lemon
4 tbsp unrefined sugar (or to taste)
Place all ingredients together in a pan and bring to the boil. Skim over the top to remove any impurities and serve hot into glasses. Add some brandy if you want an extra kick.
* Sainsbury’s house red wine is vegan for example and The Co-operative also label all their suitable wines. Visit www.veggiewines.co.uk for more information.